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Irene Michaels | Posted 08.15.2016 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

Irene Michaels and Bob Baffert in Saratoga Springs, August 9, 2016 PHOTO COURTESY OF IRENE MICHAELS Robert "Bob" Baffert is known in horse racing cir...

Best 50 Immersive Tours in Northeast USA

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 01.14.2017 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Litchfield CT: White Flower Farm. Wander among the blooms at the famous flower and plant catalog come to life. Ask for a self-guided tour brochure in the shop, and be prepared to enter garden nirvana.

Ten Top Small But Surprisingly Posh Inns In the Northeast US

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 01.11.2017 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Walk in to any of these B&B's, Inns and Hotels from Vermont to Virginia (yes, admittedly not in the "Northeast" but I include it here) and you'll be astounded by the attention to detail and luxury appointments within.

Racehorse Retirement's Final Frontier

Liz O'Connell | Posted 09.23.2015 | Green
Liz O'Connell

Grand Strand wins Maiden Claiming at Belmont, 7/10/14 Photo courtesy of NYRA/Coglianese As the presenters at a racehorse retirement conclave in Sarat...

Baseball, Baths and Boats: Top Twenty Things to Do in New York State's Famed Resort Towns

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 05.22.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

These New York State mountain and lake towns were deep breaths of fresh air to our forebears who built grand resorts to escape the city heat. Each successive generation continues the tradition.

Mia Love Has Healthy Lead Over Democratic Challenger, New Poll Shows

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Republican Mia Love has a 12-point lead over her Democratic challenger for Utah's 4th Congressional District, according to a poll released Monday. ...

Away from the Races at Saratoga Springs: Swampland Mansions, Spas and Casinos on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Saratoga Springs in upstate New York may be best known to many as home to a world famous race track for thoroughbred horses, the second oldest in the United States that began its long life in 1863.

What Upstate New York Can Teach The Rest Of The Country About Living Well

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going ...

Gourmet Getaways: Three Places to Visit in Upstate New York | Posted 04.05.2014 | New York

If you think NYC has cornered the market on bold tastes and ethnic cuisine, a visit to one of these restaurants will prove that the boundaries of creative cooking have forged into small towns.

UPDATE: Congress, Tap Water, Bottled Water, and the Inauguration of the Next President

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Maybe the fact that our politicians drink bottled water and don't think anything about it helps to explain why they don't act to address the serious and growing threats to the nation's water resources.

Man Falls Into Gorge While Trying To Sneak Into Nickelback Concert

The Huffington Post | Kyle McGovern | Posted 07.26.2012 | Weird News

Really, man? A 22-year-old man fell into a gorge while trying to sneak into a Nickelback concert on Tuesday night, the Times Union reports. Kevi...

Job Creation Depends Upon Business And Government Cooperation

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 08.24.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

From the crude characterizations echoing from the campaign trail, it often seems as if American business and government are confined to separate and h...

Blog 150: My Visit to Skidmore

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

Spending two days with these students in classes and lecture was exciting and enlightening. They know far more about arts management than I could have dreamed of at that age.

Saratoga Springs: Mineral Baths, Museums And Homemade Potato Chips

Maria Russo | Posted 12.18.2011 | Travel
Maria Russo

Mention Saratoga Springs and its infamous race track is sure to come up. Yet, as exciting as the horse races may be, this friendly city has plenty more to offer visitors looking for a relaxing weekend getaway.

Jordan Schultz

Travers Stakes 2011 At Saratoga Springs With Trainer D. Wayne Lukas | Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.25.2011 | Sports

When we think about horse racing, naturally the first thing that comes to mind is the Kentucky Derby. While the Derby stands alone as the pinnacle ...

It's Sale Time in Saratoga

Liz O'Connell | Posted 10.06.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

The Saratoga Sale of select thoroughbred yearlings is upon us again. One hundred and sixty yearlings are cataloged to sell at the Fasig-Tipton pavilion in Saratoga Springs, the evenings of August 8 and 9.

Sailing Lake George on an iPhone

Ysolt Usigan | Posted 09.29.2011 | Travel
Ysolt Usigan

We had no pieces of paper with confirmation numbers or directions: All we had was an iPhone to get us around.

A Saratoga Interlude

Liz O'Connell | Posted 08.30.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Grazing horses on lead shanks under the rustling, feather-leafed locusts; chatting about horses, history and more horses with a lifelong friend, while keeping an eye on our wards.

Gilded Age Murder: The Fall of the House of Walworth

Brooks Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brooks Peters

Only in the plush 1870s, could a lawyer even dream of explaining why a client shot his father to death by arguing that the young man was not accustomed to rising so early in the morning.

New York Breds Sale Back on Track

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Make no mistake, NY thoroughbreds can and do run and win in the company of Olympian pedigrees. Funny Cide, Say Florida Sandy, Gander, and Fleet Indian are the earners of in excess of $1 million.

Off To The Races? Check Out The 7 Best Saratoga Springs Side Trips

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Off to the races this weekend? Great! But what are you going to do with the rest of the weekend? Let's face it -- while the Belmont Stakes is a g...

The 10 Neatest New York Inventions Ever

Alex Santoso | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Santoso

New York, as my friends and family who live there like to say, is the center of the universe and the source of everything important in life. Like Christmas.